Everyone’s favorite British singer-songwriter is back! And this time he’s bringing all of his friends. That’s right! Ed Sheeran is releasing his sixth studio album in July. The album will be called No. 6 Collaborations Project, a follow-up to 2017’s Divide. In 2011, Sheeran released No. 5 Collaborations Project before he was signed to a label, and he said he always wanted to do another collaborative project. Now, we’re going to get that album, which will feature some of the biggest names in music.
The Suffolk native came back just a few weeks ago when he dropped the single “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber. The single quickly broke Spotify’s record for most streams in a day. Additionally, “I Don’t Care” ended up charting in countries all over the world. Sheeran and Bieber even starred in a comedic music video to accompany their collab.
Two weeks later, the red-haired songwriter released another collaboration. This time, the single featured both Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock. The second single, titled “Cross Me,” goes back to Sheeran’s roots of blending genres. With the release of the second single, he also released the full album announcement and track list. No. 6 Collaborations Project will have 13 tracks, featuring a variety of different artists that have yet to be announced.
Now the internet is buzzing with whom the Grammy-winning songwriter will have on his new album. Sheeran has previously collaborated with everyone from Beyoncé to One Direction, so the anticipation for this new project is high. For now, we might have to wait until No. 6 Collaborations Project gets released on July 12 (on pre-order now). Sheeran also announced that he will be playing a series of hometown shows in Leeds. Maybe we’ll see some of his collaborators take the stage to perform these new songs live! Who do you think will be featured on the other 11 songs?
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Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project. Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make. No.6 Collaborations Project will be out everywhere on 12 July. It’s available to pre-order from midnight tonight local time and my song with @chancetherapper and @pnbrock will be out everywhere at the same time x
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